Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out

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Re: Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out
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There's a lot of fixation around shallow DOF and big apertures but unless you have low light most people shoot f/5.6 to f/8 and if you have bright light, you sometimes have stop down more. A long FL lens like this is usually used outdoors where the light is good unless you are shooting in overcast skies or rain, or before of after sunrise or sundown.

For BIF and tiny birds, all bets are off because you might shoot fast shutter speeds causing the ISO to shoot up if you don't have bright light, but I shoot a lot of motorsports where I need 1/500 sometimes, and the 75-300 works for that even in rain and gloom. There are times when f/6.7 is marginal, but I can still make it work. most of the time, in bright sun I'm worried about the lens stopping down too much.

People are too fixated on specifications and not thinking about application - think about how you would use it. Will it work for that?

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